Kings Park is situated next door to St Mary’s Church in Ferndown and is set to offer bespoke residential, dementia and respite care in beautiful surroundings.
With three floors, it was important to the general manager of Kings Park, Helen Lacey, to involve the community in the naming of the residential areas and a competition was announced for the local community to choose what the names would be.
The three choices are: ‘Froud’ as the nurseries were founded and run by the Froud family. ‘Webb’ after one of the community’s local butchers who has had a presence in Ferndown since pre-war times and ‘Wareham’ after Dorset’s first female firefighter.
Helen Lacey said: “The response from the community was huge, with many also suggesting Rosina to be included.”
Rosina was the wife of the founder of Rosina Nurseries, who lovingly named the beautiful gardens after her.
Helen considered it important that this suggestion was included and so, at the community’s request, the wild garden will be named ‘The Rosina Garden’.
Helen said: “I felt it was really necessary that our community had involvement with the naming of the residential areas and I’m delighted that we also now have a name for the wild garden. The plaques have been ordered and once in place, we will share some photos.
“Well done to our winners of the competition too. It was lovely to meet you in person to hand over the prizes.”
Kings Park Care Home is now open for visitors to have a look round – please call 01202 863630 or visit the website www.barchester.com/kingspark
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